Qualified and motivated workforce
Austrian workers are highly motivated. There’s no better measure than the degree to which Austrian employees identify with their employers’ goals - a characteristic that is reflected in the high quality of products and broad customer satisfaction. Although skilled labour in the country is increasingly in short supply, the situation is much better than in other industrial nations.
The Austrian Labour market in numbers
In 2007 about 3,350,000 persons were employed in Austria: 1,796,000 men and 1,544,000 women. During the same period of time some 72.2% of the labour force worked in the service sector, 27.0% in the industry, and less than one percent in agriculture and forestry sector.
Austria ’s economic stability is reflected in its high level of employment. With its low unemployment rate, Austria takes a top position - not only in the EU, but also worldwide .
Despite a comparatively low unemployment rate of 4.4%, Austria has a large pool of available skilled labour.